Spoilers never spoil the meat!
Welcome to the world of very secretive high-end Brazilian society, where the men of power gather together to indulge in the worst meat fetish possible!
So Otavio (Tavinho Teixeira) and Gilda (Ana Luiza Rios) have been a team for a very long time. Not only are they married and have all the eye-rolling arguments and fun that comes with that, but they’re both indulgent in human flesh, and have a set routine to procure such a thing. Apparently Otavio and Gilda have studied the secret Shih Tan recipes for preparing and cooking their humans, and the movie is not shy about showing a goodly amount of sex and blood, as our married couple slices and dices their way through people.
The cannibal club of high-powered men of Brazil meet on a regular basis, to share in their singular tastes in complete secrecy and privacy. Or is it? The film seems to imply that no-one else has shared this particular fetish with their wives, just Otavio, and it earns him some enmity among his peers. Especially considering Gilda can’t seem to keep her pretty trap shut on the most important of secrets.
At a party Gilda manages to drink herself sick, and after cleaning up, goes wandering and comes across a scene of forbidden homosexual sex being engaged in by a fellow enjoyer of human meats, Borges (Pedro Domingues). After a scene where Gilda took it upon herself to reassure Borges in person that she will keep his secret, the dominoes begin to fall and Borges sets himself against Otavio and Gilda!
The introduction of the new caretaker Jonas (Jose Maria Alves) throws our married couples house into further turmoil, as he seems to be a bit more bright and on the uptake than the other potential victims who’ve fallen and been consumed. And everything comes together for a night of final confrontations, when our carnivorous couple goes to indulge their strange desires and is set upon by Borges’ assassins!
The Cannibal Club delivers the premise of the film right in the title, and holds back absolutely nothing of the nastier aspects of human nature, mostly in the way we treat each-other. A very fine, sparse sendoff of Brazilian horror, the film is a must-see, just remember to eat your dinner before watching!